Five years, a gazillion smoothies, a squillion green soups (doesn’t matter what else I put in them they always turn green because of the spinach), and a billion (okay I’m stretching it) other delights like spelt pancakes, banana ice-cream and chickpea houmous, and my trusty blender has proven itself a life-long (five years equals life-long in this social media age) friend and supporter of my Bold Art life and my emerging and burgeoning creativity.
I’d been rummaging around in a drawer for something else, and found the delivery note in the accompanying recipe book (as you do) for my Blendtec high speed home blender, arch rival to the Vitamix (grrr), and realised that deux ans was actually cinq. I thought I’d bought this – quite literal- whizkid two years ago. This is where I insert some proverb about ‘time flying’ and ‘having fun’.
It got me to thinking how at the time it was a ‘big’ purchase for something that was going in the kitchen even with the introductory offer. But am I glad I shelled out.
Not only is it hugely fun pulverising and whirring all manner of ingredients, the whizkid also helps keep me nourished with minimum fuss. I cannot imagine what I’d do if I had to chew all the greens I get through in a week. My blender helps me maximise the amount of time I spend learning, creating, and relating rather than chopping, chewing, and stewing. It is hands down one of the best buys of my life.
It even helped me feel wealthy when I went through a period of not having two pennies to rub together. There is something that bolsters your feelings of self-worth and sufficiency when you can feed yourself well by simply blending some pears with some spinach, cinnamon, and water. As we well know, “eat junk, feel like junk,” and then it’s the fast train to no-hope town and the island of dying dreams.
Who would have thought it? My high speed blender up there with pen and paper (allowing me to scribble this post on the run, phew) and camera as one of my creative lifestyle tools.
Which tools support your creative life?
Any surprises? Hidden gems? Any bought with great expectations but spectacularly failed to deliver?